An interesting comic about the future of law enforcement, which spawned an RPG and a very disappointing film starring Sylvester Stallone.
Dredd himself is a clone, bred from the DNA of the great lawmen in history. Judge Joseph Dredd is perfect law enforcement officer. "Old Stoney Face," as he is called, is uncompromising and merciless. He is the Law in Mega-City One, a massive sprawling future city built on the ruins of the U.S. eastern seaboard.
The movie failed to do justice to the book. In case you couldn't tell, Rico and Dredd were identical clones.
When written well, the Dredd comic contained excellent social satire, but all too often it was simple, violent shoot 'em up fare.